5. Super Taste [Chinatown]

Super Taste Dumplings-Chinatown-Dollar Dumplings-NYCSteamed Dumplings at Super Taste ($3)

26 Eldridge Street
New York, NY  10002 [Map]

Perched on an unassuming block between Canal and Division Street, Super Taste is best known for its cheap noodle soups. But there are dumplings here, too, so keep your eyes on the prize.

Pros: The real highlight here is the dumpling sauce. Don’t bother with the pre-mixed stuff on your table. You’ll receive a small container of their specialty sauce – the most perfect blend of soy sauce, garlic, and vinegar you’ll ever find – to help wash your dumplings down.

Cons: Super Taste serves the most ‘expensive’ dumplings on the list at 10 for $3. That’s 3.33 dumplings per dollar if you’re doing the math, but the big difference is that they’re steamed, so it’s hard to even count it against them.